MUHAMMAD ALI THE GREATEST This programme is the definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, the true story of his ups and downs, both in and out of the ring. With the backdrop of racial segregation find out how a young, loud, overconfident boy from Southern USA started on his long journey to success. Defeating Sonny Liston, Ali (born Clay) would carry on the legacy left by the likes of Johnson and Louis. But Ali's life is as peppered with lows as it is with highs. His refusal to be drafted for service in Vietnam and being stripped of his title, three failed marriages, and his continuous struggle against the authorities would not make Ali falter. This programme includes fantastic footage of his fights such as 'The Rumble in the Jungle' and 'The Thriller in Manila', and also contains rare behind the scenes archive footage, giving us a greater insight into the man. THE MIKE TYSON STORY Mike Tyson rose from a boyhood of dire poverty and crime to become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history and one of the richest and most famous athletes on the planet. But no sooner had he reached the top of the professional ranks everything started to fall apart. Two marriages came and went, his championship slipped away, and his career descended into a carnival of crooked promoters, femmes fatales, assaults, prison and, after winning more than $300 million in his career, bankruptcy. Even at the age of 40, Mike Tyson continued to fight to pay his bills. His fall is famous, but the reasons are as complex and misunderstood as Mike himself. This fascinating documentary looks at the man whose spectacular rise and fall has fascinated the world like that of no other athlete of his time. ROY JONES JUNIOR GREATEST KNOCKOUTS One of the best fighters in boxing history, Roy Jones Jr. has held titles in four different weight classes, a previously unheard of feat. The finest achievements of his career are presented in 'Roy Jones Jr.'s Greatest Knockouts'. This compilation features footage highlighting the climaxes of a number of Jones's fights. Jones has stood out as the dominant boxer of his generation, and the 'Greatest Knockouts' shows why in great detail, illustrating how he has managed to overmatch much of his competition.
Release Date: 19 November 2012
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification